ABC has yet to release a premiere date or details for The Bachelorette Season 10, but we’re already eyeing several candidates from JPG’s season for potential rose duty this spring.
Reality Steve posted episode-by-episode spoilers for Juan Pablo’s season, and his sources say the final four will be Renee Oteri, Andi Dorfman, Clare Crawley and Nikki Ferrell. Renee is said to leave after hometowns, Andi leaves of her own volition after the overnight dates, and JPG reportedly picks Nikki over Clare. Juan Pablo and Nikki are said to still be together, so Nikki would be out of the Bachelorette running, leaving the other three ladies as the most likely options.
It’s all speculation at this point, but in his recent video blog, Steve said he believes Andi will be the next Bachelorette.
She does seem like a good candidate. Not only is Andi the full package — gorgeous, a successful lawyer, confident in herself, and charismatic on screen — the timing would work. As the runner-up, you might expect Clare to be a more likely candidate for Bachelorette, but Steve thinks the filming schedule may be an issue for her.
There’s a quick turnaround for Bachelorette filming, after The Bachelor airs, and it may be too soon for Clare as runner-up to go from heartbroken on the “After the Final Rose” special to immediately filming the new season. But if they push filming back, that might work more in her favor.
But who knows how we’ll feel about Clare — or Andi, or anyone — by the end of the season. Juan Pablo wasn’t on anyone’s radar as the next Bachelor toward the start of Desiree Hartsock’s season — he didn’t even make it past Episode 6! — but he turned into a surprise fan favorite. Andi seems very popular with viewers at this point, but Renee might be even more popular. Then again, Renee might have that Desiree factor to her — she’s sweet and lovable to viewers, but does she have enough presence to “pop” on screen and carry a show? Des’s season ended well in terms of her engagement to Chris Siegfried, but she wasn’t the most exciting person to watch in action.
We’re expecting the Renee and Andi departure episodes to be especially dramatic, since ABC announced they will once again be airing the hometown dates and overnight dates episodes back-to-back (as opposed to featuring the “Women Tell All” in between). They will air in a two-night special on Monday, February 24. and Tuesday, February 25. As you may recall, execs set up a similar schedule on Des’s season when Brooks Forester decided to take a pass on being her future hubby, and it’s possible this new double shot will set-up Andi telling JPG she doesn’t want to be there anymore.
What do you think? Can you see Andi as the next Bachelorette, or do you think it will be someone else? Who would you most like to see handing out roses when the new season starts?